If you’re at Formnext this week, then you may have already caught a glimpse of the world’s first 3D printed chassis. The automobile chassis, developed by Divergent3D, is on display at the Frankfurt event at the SLM Solutions booth. SLM Solutions has been a close partner of Divergent3D in the development of its next-generation vehicles.
If you missed seeing the 3D printed chassis in person, or if you simply want to know and see more of the incredible vehicle it’s built into, I have some good news. Divergent3D recently released a video showcasing Blade, the world’s first 3D printed hypercar.
Without giving away too many spoilers, the video takes us through the development and production process of the Blade supercar, with Divergent3D CEO Kevin Czinger guiding us along the way.
“On this century’s road ahead, we’re at the inflection point of a revolution,” Czinger begins. “A revolution that is going to change the world at the level that PC and internet changed the digital world, only this time it will be the physical world around us. At the same time, the world’s largest manufacturing industry, the auto industry, is facing the greatest crisis in its long history. It’s an economic crisis and it’s an environmental crisis. The good news is that the system we’ve created at Divergent3D is a solution.”
The Blade 3D printed supercar has been highly publicized in recent years, with the innovative startup raising tons of investment money and with celebs like Jay Leno taking the car out for a spin. Still, the recent video is arguably the most concise and clear depiction of how the vehicle is made and how it could impact the automotive market.